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Saint Martin's University Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Saint Martin's University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

95%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Martin's University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Saint Martin's University is 95%.  Its admission rate is the 21st lowest in Washington.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Saint Martin's University and can you get accepted?

Saint Martin's University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,991 out of the 2,095 who applied were admitted.

Saint Martin's University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.46. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Saint Martin's University?

95% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Saint Martin's University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.46 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1050 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Saint Martin's University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.46

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Martin's University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Saint Martin's University are to have around a 3.46 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Martin's University accepts 95% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Saint Martin's University is 3.46 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #12 in Washington for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Saint Martin's University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Martin's University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 6.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 24.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Saint Martin's University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Saint Martin's University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 22% of students submitted SAT scores and 8% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

925-1180

Applicants Submitting SAT 

22%
SAT Scores for Saint Martin's University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 470
Math 25th Percentile 455
Composite 25th Percentile 925
SAT Scores for Saint Martin's University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 595
Math 75th Percentile 585
Composite 75th Percentile 1180
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Saint Martin's University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Saint Martin's University is 1050 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 925-1180. Students who get into Saint Martin's University score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Saint Martin's University ranks #16 in the state of Washington for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1050 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Saint Martin's University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 925 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 925, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 800, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Saint Martin's University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1050 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1052, you have around a 95% chance of being admitted. A 1180 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

Saint Martin's University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >97%
1052 to 1180 Avg + 95%-97%
925 to 1052 Avg - 91%-95%
798 to 925 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 798 Low <84%
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Saint Martin's University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

8%
ACT Scores for Saint Martin's University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Saint Martin's University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Saint Martin's University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Saint Martin's University is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 24.  The school ranks #15 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

8 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Martin's University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Saint Martin's University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Saint Martin's University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 95% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 24 ACT score.

Saint Martin's University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >98%
21 to 24 Avg + 95%-98%
19 to 21 Avg - 92%-95%
17 to 19 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 17 Low <87%
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High School Class Rank

74% of Saint Martin's University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 41% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Martin's University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Saint Martin's University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,275 649 2,095
Accepted 1,223 597 1,991
Acceptance Rate 96% 92% 95%
Enrolled 175 119 294
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 20% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 31, 2024

Days left to Apply

63

Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Saint Martin's University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Saint Martin's University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Saint Martin's University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Martin's University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Saint Martin's University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.46 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1050 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236452 IPEDS survey data for Saint Martin's University.

FAQs

Does Saint Martin's University prefer SAT or ACT?

22% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Martin's University. 8% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Martin's University?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Martin's University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Martin's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 925 and 1180. The average SAT score is 1052. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Martin's University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.